You may be asking how batteries go through this transition from an initial mobile work assignment to their longer-term stationary application. We’ll describe it to you. We start with perfectly performing batteries that have completed the section of their lives dedicated to powering their EVs and are ready to start the “grownup years”, their 2nd life.
The repurposing of an EV battery requires a battery testing infrastructure and a number of tests that confirm the battery state-of-health (SOH). All batteries are removed from their electric vehicle, checked tested, rated and prepared in the following ways:
This makes sure that the casing, wiring and other components are in perfect working order.
Their energy storage capacity and power output are tested and they are given a new rating (kWh).
assigned to work according to new rules
They are reassigned or recalibrated to new BMS and software which will manage them to maximum effectiveness in a stationary as opposed to their recent mobile application.
Large quantities of batteries are becoming available after having served the most energetic part of the lives in mobility applications, to move into stationary applications. This is what the industry and we at Revov call their 2nd Life.
These batteries spend 25% of their service lifetime powering electric vehicles and then they settle down and become stable, reliable and safe components in stationary power applications.
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